I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to for all of your health and fitness needs. I will only recommend products as an affiliate that I’m extremely familiar with – preferably products that have helped myself and clients achieve something. If I am not confident in the product and I do not feel it will positively help people, I will NOT promote it. I will add to the list as I learn and discover more, so I recommend bookmarking this page for your reference and convenience. Enjoy!
QUEST BARS: The most delicious tasting protein bar on the market with a nutrition content that will blow your mind. Each bar having at least 20g of protein, less than 3g of sugar, and no trans fats. Not only are these bars low-calorie and low-carbohydrate, but their fiber content is incredibly high allowing you to feel full longer. If you are looking to achieve your fitness goals, while still eating food that you enjoy, this is an excellent option to assist you in your journey!
VEGA ONE PROTEIN POWDER/PRODUCTS: The cleanest and tastiest protein powder that I have come across so far. Just 90 calories per serving, low glycemic, and extremely high in satiety, Vega protein promotes healthy weight management. Not to mention this protein powder provides 50% of your daily intake of vitamins and minerals (2 servings of green veggie blend), and also includes probiotics, digestive enzymes, maca, and anti-oxidants. All of Vega One products are a natural and delicious option in the highly processed supplement market.
ESSENTIAL BRANCH CHAIN AMINO ACIDS: Excellent product! Optimum Nutrition’s Essential Amino Energy combines an optimal ratio of rapidly absorbed free form amino acids – with natural energizers, beta alanine, and nitric oxide boosting ingredients to help take you to your next level of fitness. With just 10 calories per serving, this natural product will make a big impression on your body transformation and energy levels without denting your diet. Mix up essential amino energy with water anytime during the day for an extra boost. Use pre- or post-workout for lean muscle gain and I love to sip on during the day to help suppress my ravenous appetite!
STRESS RESPONSE: The most powerful herb combination that I have found. Because stress is at the heart of weight-loss resistance and many health conditions, helping the body adapt better is often the key to healing and fat-loss success. Stress Response supports the body in reacting to stress in a healthy way and controlling unusually high cortisol levels . With Wild Oats grown on Gaia’s own certified organic herb farm, plus Ashwaganda and Holy Basil, this unique formula helps calm and nourish an over-worked nervous system. The physical response to this product is noticed within days of use and it has a 5 star review all over the web.
ADRENAL HEALTH: This product is an absolute must for those who have had a history of chronic stress or are currently experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety. When the body is stressed, your capacity to adapt is reduced, which can wreak havoc on the immune system as well as the nerve and inflammatory pathways. Optimizing adrenal gland function is essential to not only combating stress, but controlling body weight management. Gaia’s Adrenal Health provides nourishment to the adrenals with its potent combination of Siberian Rhodiola, Holy Basil, Ashwaganda, Schisandra Berry, and Wild Oats Milky seed, enabling the body to adapt to stress in a healthy way. Another 5 star product.
THYROID SUPPORT: Another product that I have seen do miraculous things to the body. Gaia Herbs Thyroid Support supports healthy thyroid functions. The health of the thyroid gland impacts how you feel on a daily basis. Because Thyroid Support helps regulate metabolism, every major system in the body is affected by altered levels of thyroid hormones. Gaia Herbs’ unique formula supports normal thyroid hormone production – helping you maintain optimal weight, neuromuscular tone, and cardiovascular health. The thyroid gland is one of the most important regulators ofmetabolism, its effect reaching throughout the body. It is inturn regulated by the two master glands of the endocrinesystem, the pituitary and the hypothalamus. The thyroid gland produces hormones (known as thyroid hormones) from the amino acid tyrosine and from iodine. Since the thyroid can affect practically every cell in the body in a wide variety of ways, normal thyroid function is essential to health. 5 star rating.
TURMERIC: A natural and potent anti-inflammatory, this herb makes advil and over the counter drugs look weak. Turmeric root has been used in Ayurveda, India’s traditional medicine system as well as all over the world for herbal medicine. Valued for its ability to support healthy inflammatory response, Turmeric can play a crucial role in maintaining one’s health and longevity. I have seen this herb benefit arthritis, injuries, weight-loss, fatigue and much more. The Curcumin Synergy of the Turmeric Supreme line naturally supports a healthy inflammation response, and so much more. You will see a larger benefit from the extra strength version.
INTUITIVE EATING: The go-to book on rebuilding a healthy body image and making peace with food. We’ve all been there—angry with ourselves for overeating, for our lack of willpower, for failing at yet another diet. But the problem is not us; it’s that dieting, with its emphasis on rules and regulations, has stopped us from listening to our bodies. Written by two prominent nutritionists, this is a book that will teach you the KEY CONCEPTS of maintaing your ideal and goal weight. I recommend reading this book before ANY other diet and health books.
THE CALORIE MYTH: You have heard me preach about the concept of this calorie myth in almost all of my blogs. I have learned most of this fabulous knowledge from the guru himself, Jonathan Bailor. The book explains how the human body does not recognize all calories as equal. Some foods are used to repair tissue, boost brain power, and fuel our metabolism—while others are stored as fat. In The Calorie Myth, Bailor shows us how eating more of the right kinds of foods and exercising less but at a higher intensity, is the true formula for burning fat.
THE METABOLIC EFFECT DIET: A revolutionary fitness program that enables you to build muscle and lose weight by working out smarter. Developed by doctors Jade Teta and Keoni Teta, this concept can help you get the body of your dreams by unlocking your fat-burning hormones AND explaining the science behind the concept. If you are interested in eating more, working out less, and actually losing weight while you rest, this book is a great read!
EATING FOR ENERGY: An absolutely amazing book by another brilliant health guru that I follow, Yuri Elkaim. Yuri explains how specific foods interact with the human body by examining the foods down into their smallest particles. He demonstrates why some foods were not meant for human consumption, and how the chemical makeup of certain foods is altered during the cooking process, negatively affecting the nutritional value. This book is full of amazing recipes and is essential if you are looking to achieve optimal health.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you do decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals. ~Kacia